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This article discusses the steps in the primary processing of stainless steels: melting, refining, remelting, casting, and hot rolling. It provides information of the major categories of defects in hot rolled stainless steels, namely hot mill defects, inclusion-related defects, and hot ductility-related defects.

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2008. "Melting, Casting, and Hot Processing", Stainless Steels for Design Engineers, Michael F. McGuire

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